I doubt there can be very many who do not know Whitney Houston.
I first heard the news Saturday night, When the announcement broke into the regular program, that Whitney Houston was found dead, in the bath tub in her hotel room, where she weas staying , preparing to attend the Grammy Awards for Music tonight (Sun). That was quite a shock to end the day with.
Back in the 80's, when my boys were all in high school, one grade after the next, their music resounded throughout the house, greeting me when I arrived home from work, about a half hour after them. Often, there could be a stereo system on in each of 3 rooms, including the kitchen, not always on the same station! I didn't mind, if I could hear Whitney, as I went about preparing to prepare supper for 6 or more bodies. They often had friends stay over for supper if there was a game or practice to attend later.
Everything Whitney sang rings through my head. Admittedly, I do not have any CDs of hers. My albums are all vinyl, so I haven't gotten the 3 speed record changer out for a long time, but I surely will tomorrow!
I watched the emotional tributes to her on the Grammy's Awards tonight.
"I Will Always Love You", "Saving All My Love For You", so many others, all seemed to speak to a simpler, more innocent time, than what we have known in this century, so far. I used to sing along with her all the time as I worked about the house, meaning every word I sang.
As Barbra Streisand said " It is unfortunate the beautiful gifts she gave us and made us happy, could not bring her happiness.(not an exact quote)
Our hearts go out to her lovely daughter and her mother. We have all lost a treasure.
PS Adele won atleast 5 Grammys tonight, if I recall correctly